browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

State Parks

New Mexico’s State Parks

Ice Fishing Eagle Nest Lake a Bracing Winter Feat

Adam Vigil, 7, of Taos waits patiently for a bite while ice fishing with his family at Eagle Nest Lake on Saturday, Jan.5, 2008.

Ice fishing at Eagle Nest Lake in northern New Mexico is a fun way to catch fish and have fun outdoors during the winter months. Continue reading »

Categories: Fishing, Road Trips, State Parks, Uncategorized, winter sports | Leave a comment

Ice Fishing Tips and Tricks by Matt Pelletier of Fish Enchantment

Matt Pelletier shows off a nice trout caught while ice fishing in New Mexico.

Winter has arrived in New Mexico and thick sheets of ice have formed on many lakes providing anglers with an opportunity to keep fishing in a whole new way.

Ice fishing is a sure fire cure for the winter blues and when properly done can be fun and fulfilling too.
And if there’s one rule to ice fishing it’s that there’s no such thing as being over dressed. Continue reading »

Categories: Fishing, Road Trips, State Parks, Uncategorized, winter sports | Leave a comment

Sledding in Northern New Mexico Makes for Great Winter Fun

Jeff Roybal of Santa Fe takes a run at Hyde Memorial State Park

After a recent wave of bountiful snowstorms swept through northern New Mexico the sledding season is in full swing and just in time for the holidays.
“We’ve seen a lot of snow up here lately and the sledding has been great,” says Joe Cristopherson, Superintendent of Hyde Memorial State Park in the mountains just aboveSanta Fe.
The park boasts a couple of 100-yard sledding runs where adults and kids armed with plastic saucers, toboggans or rubber inner tubes can have a ball whisking down the hill. Continue reading »

Categories: State Parks, winter sports | Leave a comment

Fish Sumner Lake While You Can This Winter

Despite reports to the contrary, New Mexico’s popular walleye fishery on the eastern plains, Sumner Lake, has not yet been drained and could actually turn out to be a hot spot for anglers this winter. Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Fishing, State Parks, winter sports | 1 Comment

Villanueva State Park- A Charming, Secluded Get Away

A cross erected upon the grounds of an old Spanish ruin at Villanueva State Park.

Gazing out from the overlook trail at Villanueva State Park one can see the Pecos River sparkling in the sunlight as it meanders through the scenic valley below. It’s a short but steep climb to the top of the hill overlooking this tidy little state park, but the rewards are spectacular views of the surrounding … Continue reading »

Categories: Road Trips, State Parks, Uncategorized, Water Sports | Leave a comment

Fort Selden and Leasburg Dam in Southern New Mexico Make for Warm Winter Get Away

As the temps begin to dip and the snow gets to flying, it’s time to head south to warmer climes where one can visit southern New Mexico attractions like historic Fort Selden while camping out at nearby Leasburg State Park. Fort Selden, just outside of Las Cruces on the back road to the chile capital … Continue reading »

Categories: Camping, Road Trips, State Parks | Leave a comment

Trophy Tiger Muskies in Quemado, Bluewater Lakes make for Amazing Angling

The Very Large Array on the Plains of San Augustin.

It’s New Mexico’s latest fishing craze, anglers trying to catch giant, 40-inch, 20-pound tiger muskies lurking in the depths of Quemado and Bluewater lakes where they’ve been stocked to prey upon undesirable fish. Continue reading »

Categories: Fishing, Road Trips, State Parks, Uncategorized | Leave a comment